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Fat Hippo Newcastle(Centre)

Looking for Newcastle's Best Burgers?


Contact Details

2-6 Shakespeare Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AQ
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Burger Restaurant Newcastle

Opening Hours

Mon: 11:30 - 22:30
Tue: 11:30 - 22:30
Wed: 11:30 - 22:30
Thu: 11:30 - 22:30
Fri: 11:30 - 22:30
Sat: 11:30 - 22:30
Sun: 11:30 - 22:30

In the Heart of Newcastle

Fat Hippo Newcastle

Find the Best Burgers in Newcastle

Find our hidden gem Underground restaurant smack bang in the middle of Newcastle city centre.

With quirky interior and a relaxed vibe, our burgers are only a few minutes' walk away from Grey's Monument.

The perfect pit stop in town for the best burgers.


Where is Fat Hippo Newcastle?

Fat Hippo Newcastle is based on Shakespeare Street, just off the historic Grey Street, home to Theatre Royal as well as restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries and independent shops.

As we’re based in Newcastle City Centre, the nearest metro station to Fat Hippo Newcastle is Monument which is only a few minutes’ walk from the restaurant.

Parking is available on Shakespeare Street or on Grey Street, just around the corner from Fat Hippo Newcastle. We are only a short walk from any of Newcastle’s major city centre car parks too.

Do I need to book at Fat Hippo Newcastle?

We do accept walk ins at Fat Hippo Newcastle but we recommend booking a table if you’d like to join us at specific time to avoid any disappointment, especially when the restaurant is busy.

Is Fat Hippo Newcastle a child friendly restaurant?

Yes, Fat Hippo Newcastle is a child friendly restaurant! It’s the ideal pit stop after a day of shopping in Eldon Square or a trip to the Theatre Royal with the kids. We have a varied kids menu (for the little Herd under 12), including vegan options, and we can cater for dietary requirements, including gluten-free and/or dairy-free. 

We have a flight of stairs on entrance but our staff will be more than happy to help carry any prams. We have high chairs, spacious booths and unisex baby changing facilities available! 

Have a look at our kids menu and a read of our blog about being child friendly restaurant!

Is Fat Hippo Newcastle a dog friendly restaurant?

Well behaved dogs are welcome to our restaurant which has selected bar tables that are dog friendly (with managerial discretion). Please contact Fat Hippo Newcastle directly to ensure an appropriate table is available at your selected time.

Does Fat Hippo Newcastle have free WiFi?

Fat Hippo Newcastle does have free WiFi - just ask a member of staff for the password!

Is Fat Hippo Newcastle halal?

At Fat Hippo Newcastle, the chicken we use is certified halal but the beef is not. If you require any further information about our ingredients or cooking processes, please email our Executive Chef, Dickie on

Does Fat Hippo Newcastle have outdoor seating?

Unfortunately not this year!

Does Fat Hippo Newcastle have wheelchair or pushchair access?

Fat Hippo Newcastle is located underground in a Grade II listed old bank vault down a flight of stairs. Our staff are more than happy to help carry pushchairs and once down, our facilities are found on that level.

Do you have any offers or discounts on at Fat Hippo Newcastle?

We're afraid we don't currently offer any discounts at Fat Hippo Newcastle. We do have our Fast Hippo lunch deal and Hippo Hour evening deal running though. Have a read of the further details of these offers.

Keep an eye out for NE1’s Restaurant Week throughout the year too!

Can I collect/redeem Herd points at Fat Hippo Newcastle?

Sure thing! To collect/redeem Herd points at Fat Hippo Newcastle, please download our app to ‘Create an Account’. If you’re an existing Herd member who has yet to download the app, create a new account with the same email address then verify your account to transfer your existing points!

To collect points, use the app when dining in (just get your QR code scanned by your server) or placing a Click + Collect order. To redeem points, simply speak to your server before ordering when dining in!

You may only redeem one Herd reward per visit, and only one Herd account may collect the points from the table per visit. Please note Herd points can only be collected and redeemed in restaurants and not concessions.

Any questions about Herd points? Pop an email over to our Herd team.

Can I redeem and purchase gift cards at Fat Hippo Newcastle?

Absolutely! You can redeem and purchase gift cards in our Fat Hippo Newcastle restaurant. You can also purchase our gift cards online.

Can I purchase merchandise in Fat Hippo Newcastle?

We don’t house our merchandise on site in Fat Hippo Newcastle but if you head over to our online shop, you can view our latest collections and place orders.

Do you have any jobs available at Fat Hippo Newcastle?

Please keep an eye out on our Careers page to see any job vacancies at Fat Hippo Newcastle.

Where can I get the best burgers in Newcastle?

Two words… Fat Hippo!

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